Operated by Dodekanisos Seaways
The Panagia Skiadeni is one ship in a Dodekanisos Seaways fleet of three and is by far the largest. This car and passenger ferry has a maximum capacity of 700 in the summer season and 590 in the winter months. There is also a car deck with the capability of carrying up to 115 vehicles on each crossing. The top speed of this spacious car ferry is 17 knots.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Panagia Skiadeni guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
100% of our customers recommended this ship
"Rhodes to Symi ferry"
Dodekanisos run the main ferry. It leaves from Akandia port, which is also called the commercial port. This is not made clear! Akandia is the furthest east of the 3 ports. I wanted to go direct, but the route was changed last minute and we went to the monastery first, so only got 3 hours in Symi's main town. Sailed on time, good facilities on the ferry. You would need to get there an hour early if getting the right seat is important to you. There is a new cafe near the ticket office at Akandia port.
Reviewed by David who travelled with Dodekanisos Seaways on Panagia Skiadeni